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Bartók network DAC replaces dCS Debussy

By | August 17th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

When a company as serious about music reproduction as the UK’s dCS (data Conversion Systems) sets out to replace one of their most popular and long-lasting DACs there is no room for error.

Aurender N10 preview and a lack of subtlety

By | August 15th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

I’ve heard tell that subtlety is an art, but I feel that sometimes the art lies in not being subtle at all.

Aqua La Voce S3 Discrete arrival

By | August 4th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Musicality, resolution and realistic timbre to instruments seems to be the overarching focus of the engineering behind the proprietary FPGA-based digital decoding (with no digital filtering) and the discrete R2R ladder DAC design the newly-upgraded S3 now sports.

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Summertime Music Mix

By | July 31st, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Where the best winter music celebrates solitude, summer selections should be generously inclusive: Like nachos, cold beer, and BBQs, this music is meant for sharing.

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Getting the music through to you

By | July 26th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

The goal of the system is to successfully allow me to interface — with you, the reader — through my writings what it is I am not only hearing, but physically experiencing.

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Hugo M Scaler upscales your 16/44 world

By | July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

We’ve all been in that awkward situation. You know the one. Where you’re chilling with your audiophile friends listening to tunes and the (1,015,808 WTA) tap comes on your shoulder (bad joke) followed by the inevitable question of “what resolution are you listening at bro?”

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Cassette Tapes: Why I still Love you

By | July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

This is not my attempt to rationalize Cassette Culture. Nor will I try to convince any skeptics to join me and the two readers like me in that culture. It’s an attempt to explain why I still love the cassette tape as a format, and how that might dovetail with the surprise resurgence of a recording/playback technology that most of the world agrees to be utterly obsolete.

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Naim ND 555 Network Player has North American debut at invite-only event

By | July 19th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

While I’m unsure how many CD enthusiasts have lobbied Naim for the return of the CD 555, the company knows a great-looking design when they make one and have kept those iconic CD 555 lines for their latest 500-series product: the ND 555 Network Player, which was previewed back in April overseas along with the NDX 2 and ND5 XS 2 players.

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Download of the week: Fascinoma by Jon Hassell

By | July 14th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

Kicked back on a sofa with your feet up on an old steamer trunk and your laptop open for writing as acoustic instrument digital-manipulator and avant-garde trumpeter Jon Hassell blows long and calm at you from between loudspeakers is a pretty good zone to find oneself in.

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Review: DENAFRIPS Terminator DAC

By | July 10th, 2018|Categories: Audiostream|

The several months I’ve spent living with the DENAFRIPS Terminator have been nothing but consistent, feral fun.

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